Celebrating 20 years of the Chandra X-ray telescope

May 10, 2019 admin 0

Next week Cal Poly will be hosting Dr. Rodolfo Montez from CfA to give a talk celebrating 20 years of the Chandra X-ray telescope.  It’s a free public talk Tuesday night and you’re invited! It will be a broad talk on X-ray astronomy accessible to the general public.   More information [Read More…]

100th Anniversary of the Hooker Telescope

April 16, 2019 admin 0

You are cordially invited to attend a gala event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Hooker Telescope on May 4th from 1 PM – 11:30 PM at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope The 100-inch (2.5 m) Hooker telescope located at Mount Wilson Observatory, California, was completed in 1917, [Read More…]

Fly Me To The Moon: from JS Bach to Mr. Spock

February 26, 2019 admin 0

Take flight throughout time and space with this musical delight of sight and sound. Don’t miss this multimedia, interactive family affair. Join Michael Nowak, Orchestra Novo, Inga Swearingen, Ken Hustad, and breathtaking images from our solar system and beyond. Travel through time and see the birth of the flight of [Read More…]

Los Flores Ranch Star Party

February 4, 2019 admin1 0

We need local amateur astronomers to help inspire public support for dark skies in our local communities. Join Los Flores Ranch Park in Santa Maria for some, or all, of their stargazing parties for the many diverse and curious people who show up to be dazzled. The average turnout is [Read More…]

Save the Stars – Jan 19 Cambria

January 30, 2019 admin 0

For slightly over a year now, the Beautify Cambria Association has been spearheading an effort to update outdoor lighting ordinances and promote dark-sky friendly lighting to protect the nocturnal environment and our heritage of star filled skies over Cambria and adjacent north coast areas. You are all cordially invited to [Read More…]

Oct 10th Exo Planet Lecture

October 8, 2018 admin 0

On October 10th (Wed), you are invited to the exoplanet lecture in the Spanos Theatre that is open to the public! Amherst College astronomy professor Kate Follette is talking about her work as a planet hunter. She is also giving the physics colloquium the next day and spending two days [Read More…]

JPL guest talk about the Mars InSight Mission

April 17, 2018 admin 0

I wanted to alert you and the CCAS to an upcoming event at Cal Poly.  On April 28, we will have a speaker from JPL to talk about the Mars InSight mission that (hopefully) launches in early May.  Since Cal Poly built some of the hardware that is flying to [Read More…]